Daniel Bartelt is accused in the strangling death of Jessie Blodgett.
A new judge was requested because all the county's judges know the girl's grandfather.
The girl was climbing onto a dock when the otter bit her buttocks and thigh.
Authorities say the 41-year-old suspect was northbound when his vehicle crossed over the grass median into oncoming traffic
U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's likelihood of winning the case on appeal is low.
The body of 23-year-old Shalim Augustine of La Crosse was found in the river July 11.
The unit will deploy to eastern Afghanistan to support the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Resolute Support.
DOJ officials fired Special Agent-in-Charge Willie Brantley in March.
Now, hunters of all legal ages and physical abilities can use crossbows to hunt deer and some other smaller animals.
The first day of the general-election campaign began with Walker releasing a commercial and Burke campaigning in northern Wisconsin.